I like to collect embroidery hoops from the thrift store. I find them irristable for some reason. I have finally put some to use!
I saw some stylish blogger do this and I searched for the link but can't find it. Maybe V & Co? Anywho, I really like how it turned out. A friend's friend gave me a huge bag of fancy fabric samples a few months ago. Today I finally realized my hoops could showcase this set! None are all that great separate but as a grouping, I like it. For a few months I have been trying to put all sorts of fabrics in my hoops but none of my combinations seemed to work. This was an easy solution since a fabric designer did it for me!
In other VERY important decorating news, I acquired a couple of cool old mantles and finally got one set up. I love my 70s split level house (seriously I do) but there are a couple of big empty walls that have been kinda challenging for me to decorate. I thought a mantle would be nice to break it up. We all know you don't really need a fireplace to have a mantle, right??
Cool, right? I decided I liked how the distressed paint looked and only had to clean this baby and scrap off the flaking paint. I used a couple of small tension rods made an easy curtain. It's the girls new favorite spot too..
2 guys are walking down the street.
One guy says to the other, "Hey, there's a banana in your ear."
the guy says "What?"
The first guy says, "THERE"S A BANANA IN YOUR EAR!"
the guy says "WHAT?"
The first guys says, "COME ON! There's a banana in your ear!"
the banana guy says" HUh? can't hear ya. There's a banana in my ear!"